Buying CBD for the first time can be intimidating. The industry is still young, and there are no household names to buy from that you know you can trust. So instead, you are left choosing between many brands you’ve never heard of, hoping they will deliver benefits.
We’ve put together this guide to help new CBD users purchase confidently. So, the next time you browse or shop at a CBD store, you will know precisely how to find premium CBD products.
What to Look for When Buying CBD Online?
When buying CBD online, a reputable brand is the most important thing to look for. At the beginning of your CBD journey, find a brand you can trust. In addition, we recommend looking for a company that keeps up with trends and has a diverse selection of products; this way, you won’t have to find a new retailer if a new trend emerges.
Far too many people are scammed shopping for CBD online. To avoid buying hemp seed oil (containing zero traceable cannabinoids), you must look at third-party lab tests. These tests are done by a reputable lab that only tests retail cannabis products. It’s the only way to keep suppliers honest.
Check total cannabinoids, the amount of advertised CBD, THC content, terpene potency, harmful metals, and residual solvents. While CBD is the most essential part, it’s always good to ensure you are taking a product free from toxic chemicals.
The following way to find a reputable brand is by checking reviews. CBD customers are incredibly passionate about their products, especially when they make their lives more manageable. Ensure the reviews aren’t bot-generated; you can spot them if all the reviews are simple, non-specific comments like “awesome product.” CBD users like to leave detailed reviews explaining how the product helped them.
What to Look for in CBD Oil?
The best CBD oil will contain an array of other cannabinoids and terpenes. Full and broad-spectrum products contain more cannabinoids than just CBD and aromatic oils known as terpenes to deliver additional benefits.
Again, checking the 3rd party lab tests is the only way to ensure you get quality CBD oil. If you don’t have a problem taking small amounts of THC (not enough to get you high), we highly suggest finding a full-spectrum product. While full-spectrum CBD products don’t produce a high, regular use can trigger a positive drug test for THC.
How to Purchase CBD?
Finding CBD oil for sale is accessible online. Once you’ve found a reputable retailer and purchased, the CBD will be shipped to your mailbox. Store your CBD product in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. The sun’s rays can degrade the quality of your CBD oil over time if overexposed.
How to Shop for CBD?
Shopping for CBD starts with finding a reputable retailer. Once you’ve found a trustworthy source, the next step is to find a product that fits your lifestyle. Our favorite type of CBD is sublingual oil because it offers high bioavailability. However, some people are turned off by the taste. If you don’t like the taste of CBD oil, we recommend trying CBD gummies.
What is CBD Right for Me?
The right CBD for you is CBD that will naturally produce benefits, which means your product needs to contain CBD. However, again, the only way to be sure your product has the advertised amount of CBD is to check third-party lab tests.
Michael Levin is a CBD enthusiast, a researcher, writer and editor in the cannabis space, experienced CBD user and educator. He believes CBD can help improve our overall health and wellbeing.